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87-year-old golfer wins season-long club championship, is probably in better shape than you - GolfDigest.com

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When I grow up -- really grow up -- I want to be like Graham Davies. The 87-year-old from Wales isn't just still playing golf, but he's still outplaying all the young whippersnappers (Anyone under 80 is probably a young whippersnapper to this guy) at his club. What an inspiration.

RELATED: This 93-year-old has more holes-in-one than you do

According to Wales Online, Davies "was the most consistent scorer" from March to September in the Ashburnham Golf Club's stags section. Davies will be recognized for his accomplishment -- known as the "Summer League Shield" -- later this month.

“When I got older I wanted to be competitive,” Davies told Wales Online. Check.

“I’ve always done lots of exercise and my main aim has been to keep fit as long as I can," added the man who still walks when he plays.

Davies said he was motivated to stay in good shape long ago when he played with elder...


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Golf: PGA Tour pro Morgan Hoffmann reveals muscular dystrophy ... - Wide World of Sports

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PGA Tour player Morgan Hoffmann says he has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and that his right pectoral muscle is nearly gone.

In a story Hoffmann wrote for The Players' Tribune website, he says he started to notice his right pectoral deteriorating about five years ago. He saw more than 25 doctors as his weakness progressed and his swing speed decreased.

He says he was diagnosed in November 2016.

"Even though the type of muscular dystrophy that I have doesn't pose an immediate threat to my life, there is a good chance that it will shorten it," Hoffman wrote.

"I don't know when that will happen, because there's no way to gauge the speed at which the disease will spread.

"But please know this: This disease won't keep me from achieving my dream of winning on the PGA Tour - and it shouldn't keep anyone else from chasing their dreams either."


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PGA Tour player Morgan Hoffmann says he has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and that his right pectoral muscle is nearly gone.

In a story Hoffmann wrote for The Players' Tribune website, he says he started to notice his right pectoral deteriorating about five years ago. He saw more than 25 doctors as his weakness progressed and his swing speed decreased.

He says he was diagnosed in November 2016.

"Even though the type of muscular dystrophy that I have doesn't pose an immediate threat to my life, there is a good chance that it will shorten it," Hoffman wrote.

"I don't know when that will happen, because there's no way to gauge the speed at which the disease will spread.

"But please know this: This disease won't keep me from achieving my dream of winning on the PGA Tour - and it shouldn't keep anyone else from chasing their dreams either."


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Read more: Golf: PGA Tour pro Morgan Hoffmann reveals muscular dystrophy ... - Wide World of Sports

Golf: PGA Tour pro Morgan Hoffmann reveals muscular dystrophy ... - Wide World of Sports

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PGA Tour player Morgan Hoffmann says he has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and that his right pectoral muscle is nearly gone.

In a story Hoffmann wrote for The Players' Tribune website, he says he started to notice his right pectoral deteriorating about five years ago. He saw more than 25 doctors as his weakness progressed and his swing speed decreased.

He says he was diagnosed in November 2016.

"Even though the type of muscular dystrophy that I have doesn't pose an immediate threat to my life, there is a good chance that it will shorten it," Hoffman wrote.

"I don't know when that will happen, because there's no way to gauge the speed at which the disease will spread.

"But please know this: This disease won't keep me from achieving my dream of winning on the PGA Tour - and it shouldn't keep anyone else from chasing their dreams either."


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Aussie trio big in Japan - Golf Australia

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Anthony Quayle

Anthony Quayle in action at the recent Emirates Australian Open.

Queenslander Anthony Quayle has taken another huge step in a breakout rookie season.

Quayle, who finished T19 at the Emirates Australian Open a fortnight ago, has booked himself a place to play in 2018 with an impressive performance at Japan Golf Tour Q-school.

The 23-year-old will join Andrew Evans and Aaron Wilkin among the existing Australian contingent in Japan after each advanced via the gruelling six-round qualifying finale in Ibaraki.

But it was Quayle who stole the limelight, hovering near the lead throughout before finishing outright fourth to book starts in almost all events in Japan next year.

Having won in the United States and later representing Australia at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, Quayle has made a great fist of his first full-time year on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia with...


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Aussie trio big in Japan - Golf Australia

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Anthony Quayle

Anthony Quayle in action at the recent Emirates Australian Open.

Queenslander Anthony Quayle has taken another huge step in a breakout rookie season.

Quayle, who finished T19 at the Emirates Australian Open a fortnight ago, has booked himself a place to play in 2018 with an impressive performance at Japan Golf Tour Q-school.

The 23-year-old will join Andrew Evans and Aaron Wilkin among the existing Australian contingent in Japan after each advanced via the gruelling six-round qualifying finale in Ibaraki.

But it was Quayle who stole the limelight, hovering near the lead throughout before finishing outright fourth to book starts in almost all events in Japan next year.

Having won in the United States and later representing Australia at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, Quayle has made a great fist of his first full-time year on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia with...


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Anthony Quayle

Anthony Quayle in action at the recent Emirates Australian Open.

Queenslander Anthony Quayle has taken another huge step in a breakout rookie season.

Quayle, who finished T19 at the Emirates Australian Open a fortnight ago, has booked himself a place to play in 2018 with an impressive performance at Japan Golf Tour Q-school.

The 23-year-old will join Andrew Evans and Aaron Wilkin among the existing Australian contingent in Japan after each advanced via the gruelling six-round qualifying finale in Ibaraki.

But it was Quayle who stole the limelight, hovering near the lead throughout before finishing outright fourth to book starts in almost all events in Japan next year.

Having won in the United States and later representing Australia at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, Quayle has made a great fist of his first full-time year on the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia with...


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Hard yards pay off for Artis - Golf Australia

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Rebecca Artis

Rebecca Artis breathes a sigh of relief after securing her LPGA Tour card. (Twitter/becfloodgolf)

It's been a slow burn for Rebecca Artis, but 2017 has finally caught ablaze.

The popular New South Welshwoman has secured her LPGA Tour card for season 2018, a career goal achieved after a year in which she's changed her direction entirely.

"I’ve always believed I was good enough to play on the LPGA," said Artis, who captured a LPGA card at her fifth qualifying tournament.

"It's taken me longer than I probably would’ve wished, but it doesn’t matter now.

"I grew up in a small country town about six hours west of Sydney, so to achieve what I have coming from a place like that is pretty good effort," she told the LPGA website after securing card.

That place is Coonabarabran, which is probably still in party mode after Artis' tremendous achievement.

The 29-year-old played all five rounds...


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Rebecca Artis

Rebecca Artis breathes a sigh of relief after securing her LPGA Tour card. (Twitter/becfloodgolf)

It's been a slow burn for Rebecca Artis, but 2017 has finally caught ablaze.

The popular New South Welshwoman has secured her LPGA Tour card for season 2018, a career goal achieved after a year in which she's changed her direction entirely.

"I’ve always believed I was good enough to play on the LPGA," said Artis, who captured a LPGA card at her fifth qualifying tournament.

"It's taken me longer than I probably would’ve wished, but it doesn’t matter now.

"I grew up in a small country town about six hours west of Sydney, so to achieve what I have coming from a place like that is pretty good effort," she told the LPGA website after securing card.

That place is Coonabarabran, which is probably still in party mode after Artis' tremendous achievement.

The 29-year-old played all five rounds...


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Hard yards pay off for Artis - Golf Australia

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Rebecca Artis

Rebecca Artis breathes a sigh of relief after securing her LPGA Tour card. (Twitter/becfloodgolf)

It's been a slow burn for Rebecca Artis, but 2017 has finally caught ablaze.

The popular New South Welshwoman has secured her LPGA Tour card for season 2018, a career goal achieved after a year in which she's changed her direction entirely.

"I’ve always believed I was good enough to play on the LPGA," said Artis, who captured a LPGA card at her fifth qualifying tournament.

"It's taken me longer than I probably would’ve wished, but it doesn’t matter now.

"I grew up in a small country town about six hours west of Sydney, so to achieve what I have coming from a place like that is pretty good effort," she told the LPGA website after securing card.

That place is Coonabarabran, which is probably still in party mode after Artis' tremendous achievement.

The 29-year-old played all five rounds...


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Bushnell teams up with Golf Australia - Golf Australia

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WIN: Click to win a Bushnell Golf ProX2 Rangefinder, RRP $630.

Bushnell Golf, the leading distance measuring brand in world golf, has struck a multi-year partnership with Golf Australia.

This deal makes Bushnell Golf the official partner in distance measuring at all levels of the amateur game throughout the country, with a primary focus on Golf Australia’s high performance programs. A range of products will be made available to high performance squads, both players and coaches, including rookie squad member and newly crowned Australian Open champion Cameron Davis.

Bushnell Golf’s Asia-Pacific business manager Paul McLean is excited the company will play a key role in ensuring emerging Australian players are at the cutting edge of technology.

“We’ve seen the wave of outstanding golf talent coming through Australia in recent years and, at Bushnell Golf, we are confident this will...


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Bushnell Golf

WIN: Click to win a Bushnell Golf ProX2 Rangefinder, RRP $630.

Bushnell Golf, the leading distance measuring brand in world golf, has struck a multi-year partnership with Golf Australia.

This deal makes Bushnell Golf the official partner in distance measuring at all levels of the amateur game throughout the country, with a primary focus on Golf Australia’s high performance programs. A range of products will be made available to high performance squads, both players and coaches, including rookie squad member and newly crowned Australian Open champion Cameron Davis.

Bushnell Golf’s Asia-Pacific business manager Paul McLean is excited the company will play a key role in ensuring emerging Australian players are at the cutting edge of technology.

“We’ve seen the wave of outstanding golf talent coming through Australia in recent years and, at Bushnell Golf, we are confident this will...


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Bushnell teams up with Golf Australia - Golf Australia

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Bushnell Golf

WIN: Click to win a Bushnell Golf ProX2 Rangefinder, RRP $630.

Bushnell Golf, the leading distance measuring brand in world golf, has struck a multi-year partnership with Golf Australia.

This deal makes Bushnell Golf the official partner in distance measuring at all levels of the amateur game throughout the country, with a primary focus on Golf Australia’s high performance programs. A range of products will be made available to high performance squads, both players and coaches, including rookie squad member and newly crowned Australian Open champion Cameron Davis.

Bushnell Golf’s Asia-Pacific business manager Paul McLean is excited the company will play a key role in ensuring emerging Australian players are at the cutting edge of technology.

“We’ve seen the wave of outstanding golf talent coming through Australia in recent years and, at Bushnell Golf, we are confident this will...


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Crocodile at Darwin golf course prompts warning from wildlife rangers - ABC Online

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A crocodile has been spotted swimming in a Darwin golf course, prompting a warning from wildlife rangers as the Top End's wet season kicks off.

The 1.5 metre freshwater crocodile was spotted at the Durack Golf Course in Palmerston on Monday but a call out team was unable to trap it.

"They actually surveyed all the lakes and they did spot a crocodile … but unfortunately it was extremely touchy and they couldn't get close enough," Chief Wildlife Ranger Tom Nichols said.

"They believe it was a freshie.

"The crocodile is definitely still in the lake, we will be setting up a trap.

"Our biggest problem is that freshies don't always go to the usual bait so some take a little time."

Senior Research Associate at Charles Darwin University Adam Britton said it could be the work of...


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Crocodile at Darwin golf course prompts warning from wildlife rangers - ABC Online

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crocodile sitting on the banks of a lake on a gold

A crocodile has been spotted swimming in a Darwin golf course, prompting a warning from wildlife rangers as the Top End's wet season kicks off.

The 1.5 metre freshwater crocodile was spotted at the Durack Golf Course in Palmerston on Monday but a call out team was unable to trap it.

"They actually surveyed all the lakes and they did spot a crocodile … but unfortunately it was extremely touchy and they couldn't get close enough," Chief Wildlife Ranger Tom Nichols said.

"They believe it was a freshie.

"The crocodile is definitely still in the lake, we will be setting up a trap.

"Our biggest problem is that freshies don't always go to the usual bait so some take a little time."

Senior Research Associate at Charles Darwin University Adam Britton said it could be the work of...


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crocodile sitting on the banks of a lake on a gold

A crocodile has been spotted swimming in a Darwin golf course, prompting a warning from wildlife rangers as the Top End's wet season kicks off.

The 1.5 metre freshwater crocodile was spotted at the Durack Golf Course in Palmerston on Monday but a call out team was unable to trap it.

"They actually surveyed all the lakes and they did spot a crocodile … but unfortunately it was extremely touchy and they couldn't get close enough," Chief Wildlife Ranger Tom Nichols said.

"They believe it was a freshie.

"The crocodile is definitely still in the lake, we will be setting up a trap.

"Our biggest problem is that freshies don't always go to the usual bait so some take a little time."

Senior Research Associate at Charles Darwin University Adam Britton said it could be the work of...


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Keenan Davidse leads Joburg Open after four days in hospital bed

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JOHANNESBURG — Keenan Davidse showed he was over the illness that confined him to a hospital bed for four days by shooting an 8-under 63 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Joburg Open.

The 28-year-old South African missed the cut in Mauritius last week as a flu virus ran through his family, and he checked himself into the hospital ahead of the Johannesburg event.

He said he “didn’t really have any expectations” for the week but rolled in nine birdies on the Bushwillows Course at Randpark Golf Club, five of them coming in his final eight holes.

Among the six players tied for second place were Jared Harvey, Ockie Strydom and Erik van Rooyen — all South Africans.

A field of 240 players is split over the Bushwillows and Firethorn courses for the first two days. Those who make the cut play the longer Firethorn...


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But what if ... 2017 played out differently for the best names in golf?

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There were plenty of highlights over the past year on the course, from thrilling tournament conclusions to heart-stopping drama at majors. Golf fans were granted a bevy of impressive champions, each with a unique story that led them to the winner’s circle.

But what if the many-dimpled ball had bounced in a slightly different direction? How might the landscape have shifted with minor changes in some of the biggest tournaments of the year?

Without further ado, a look at five of the biggest “what-ifs” from the year in golf:


What if…the Royal Birkdale driving range was out of bounds?

The lore of Jordan Spieth’s Open triumph will always be inextricably linked to the chaotic scene that played out to the right of the 13th fairway during the final round. Spieth had sprayed his drive wildly off-line, but he had the wherewithal to realize that he could take a penalty drop on the adjacent...


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'I feel like I have the game to win,' says big-hitting US teen Angel Yin

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That didn't stop the young American immediately hitting the ball 150 yards and then making a pretty wise decision.

"I'm going to do this for the rest of my life,' Yin told her mother Michelle Liu, dashing long-held hopes she'd learn the piano.

Thirteen years on, with a Solheim Cup win under her belt, how the fresh-faced teenager must be thankful.

"I don't know why my mother listened to a six-year-old but that day she did," Yin told CNN's Living Golf. "I kind of knew ever since I was little that I was going to become a professional golfer."

Precocious talent

Yin routinely hits the ball over 300 yards off the tee, sometimes booming drives towards the 350-yard mark, in what has been her first full year on the LPGA Tour.

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Her vast potential and power has been evident from an early age.

In 2010, Yin won the first of two California State Women's Amateur Championships a...


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That didn't stop the young American immediately hitting the ball 150 yards and then making a pretty wise decision.

"I'm going to do this for the rest of my life,' Yin told her mother Michelle Liu, dashing long-held hopes she'd learn the piano.

Thirteen years on, with a Solheim Cup win under her belt, how the fresh-faced teenager must be thankful.

"I don't know why my mother listened to a six-year-old but that day she did," Yin told CNN's Living Golf. "I kind of knew ever since I was little that I was going to become a professional golfer."

Precocious talent

Yin routinely hits the ball over 300 yards off the tee, sometimes booming drives towards the 350-yard mark, in what has been her first full year on the LPGA Tour.

[embedded content]

Her vast potential and power has been evident from an early age.

In 2010, Yin won the first of two California State Women's Amateur Championships a...


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'I feel like I have the game to win,' says big-hitting US teen Angel Yin

4338291 i-feel-like-i-have-the-game-to-win-says-big-hitting-us-teen-angel-yin

That didn't stop the young American immediately hitting the ball 150 yards and then making a pretty wise decision.

"I'm going to do this for the rest of my life,' Yin told her mother Michelle Liu, dashing long-held hopes she'd learn the piano.

Thirteen years on, with a Solheim Cup win under her belt, how the fresh-faced teenager must be thankful.

"I don't know why my mother listened to a six-year-old but that day she did," Yin told CNN's Living Golf. "I kind of knew ever since I was little that I was going to become a professional golfer."

Precocious talent

Yin routinely hits the ball over 300 yards off the tee, sometimes booming drives towards the 350-yard mark, in what has been her first full year on the LPGA Tour.

[embedded content]

Her vast potential and power has been evident from an early age.

In 2010, Yin won the first of two California State Women's Amateur Championships a...


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ICYMI: Dylan Frittelli uses compass in winning on Euro Tour

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Lexi Thompson has a million reasons to be excited about her return to Tiburon Golf Club for the QBE Shootout this week and one bad memory to shake off.

Two weeks after missing a 2-foot putt that might have cost her the Rolex Player of the Year Award and the Rolex world No. 1 ranking at the end of the CME Group Tour Championship, Thompson is back on the same course in Naples, Fla., playing an unofficial PGA Tour two-person team event. She will have to wait almost two months to hit her next meaningful shot in an LPGA event.

Thompson returned to Naples reveling in what she won, rather than what she might have lost. Thompson won the Vare Trophy and the $1 million Race to the CME Globe jackpot two weeks ago, but that short miss cost her a chance at a much larger payoff when Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the final hole to beat her for the tournament trophy by a shot.

Thompson drove two hours...


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Lexi Thompson has a million reasons to be excited about her return to Tiburon Golf Club for the QBE Shootout this week and one bad memory to shake off.

Two weeks after missing a 2-foot putt that might have cost her the Rolex Player of the Year Award and the Rolex world No. 1 ranking at the end of the CME Group Tour Championship, Thompson is back on the same course in Naples, Fla., playing an unofficial PGA Tour two-person team event. She will have to wait almost two months to hit her next meaningful shot in an LPGA event.

Thompson returned to Naples reveling in what she won, rather than what she might have lost. Thompson won the Vare Trophy and the $1 million Race to the CME Globe jackpot two weeks ago, but that short miss cost her a chance at a much larger payoff when Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the final hole to beat her for the tournament trophy by a shot.

Thompson drove two hours...


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ICYMI: Dylan Frittelli uses compass in winning on Euro Tour

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Lexi Thompson has a million reasons to be excited about her return to Tiburon Golf Club for the QBE Shootout this week and one bad memory to shake off.

Two weeks after missing a 2-foot putt that might have cost her the Rolex Player of the Year Award and the Rolex world No. 1 ranking at the end of the CME Group Tour Championship, Thompson is back on the same course in Naples, Fla., playing an unofficial PGA Tour two-person team event. She will have to wait almost two months to hit her next meaningful shot in an LPGA event.

Thompson returned to Naples reveling in what she won, rather than what she might have lost. Thompson won the Vare Trophy and the $1 million Race to the CME Globe jackpot two weeks ago, but that short miss cost her a chance at a much larger payoff when Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the final hole to beat her for the tournament trophy by a shot.

Thompson drove two hours...


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Golf: PGA Tour pro Morgan Hoffmann reveals muscular dystrophy ... - Wide World of Sports

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PGA Tour player Morgan Hoffmann says he has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and that his right pectoral muscle is nearly gone.

In a story Hoffmann wrote for The Players' Tribune website, he says he started to notice his right pectoral deteriorating about five years ago. He saw more than 25 doctors as his weakness progressed and his swing speed decreased.

He says he was diagnosed in November 2016.

"Even though the type of muscular dystrophy that I have doesn't pose an immediate threat to my life, there is a good chance that it will shorten it," Hoffman wrote.

"I don't know when that will happen, because there's no way to gauge the speed at which the disease will spread.

"But please know this: This disease won't keep me from achieving my dream of winning on the PGA Tour - and it shouldn't keep anyone else from chasing their dreams either."


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Hard yards pay off for Artis - Golf Australia

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Rebecca Artis

Rebecca Artis breathes a sigh of relief after securing her LPGA Tour card. (Twitter/becfloodgolf)

It's been a slow burn for Rebecca Artis, but 2017 has finally caught ablaze.

The popular New South Welshwoman has secured her LPGA Tour card for season 2018, a career goal achieved after a year in which she's changed her direction entirely.

"I’ve always believed I was good enough to play on the LPGA," said Artis, who captured a LPGA card at her fifth qualifying tournament.

"It's taken me longer than I probably would’ve wished, but it doesn’t matter now.

"I grew up in a small country town about six hours west of Sydney, so to achieve what I have coming from a place like that is pretty good effort," she told the LPGA website after securing card.

That place is Coonabarabran, which is probably still in party mode after Artis' tremendous achievement.

The 29-year-old played all five rounds...


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Ryu bound for Adelaide again - Golf Australia

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So Yeon Ryu

So Yeon Ryu in action last month.

WATCH: So Yeon Ryu talk about her love of vegemite!

Power, popularity, passion and precision. That’s the package So Yeon Ryu will bring to Adelaide in 2018.

Ryu, 27, who rose to the top of the world rankings in July with her second win of an outstanding LPGA Tour season, has confirmed today that she will return to the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open next February.

The Korean with a super strong Australian connection has come agonisingly close to winning an event close to her heart before having lost in the epic six-woman playoff in 2012.

And she couldn’t be more happy than to renew her quest for the Patricia Bridges Bowl in South Australia.

“I last played in Adelaide as an amateur and I remember how great the courses were back then and the fun we had in the city,” Ryu said.

“I have always thought Australian courses suit the way I play and I’ve...


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World Golf Top 10 Rankings

Rank Change Player Country Points Top 10 since Weeks
1 Steady McIlroy, RoryRory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 11.00 May 11, 2014 47
2 Steady Stenson, HenrikHenrik Stenson  Sweden 7.81 August 11, 2013 86
3 Steady Watson, BubbaBubba Watson  United States 7.57 April 13, 2014 51
4 Increase2 Spieth, JordanJordan Spieth  United States 6.90 December 7, 2014 17
5 Decrease1 Day, JasonJason Day  Australia 6.50 February 23, 2014 58
6 Decrease1 Scott, AdamAdam Scott  Australia 6.41 July 22, 2012 141
7 Increase2 Johnson, DustinDustin Johnson  United States 5.99 February 22, 2015 4
8 Steady García, SergioSergio García  Spain 5.86 January 26, 2014 62
9 Decrease2 Furyk, JimJim Furyk  United States 5.78 July 20, 2014 37
10 Increase3 Walker, JimmyJimmy Walker  United States 5.57 March 29, 2015 1

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Awarded to the player with the most weeks at number 1 during calendar year and named after Mark McCormack, originator of the ranking.

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